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Mission: Impossible
(1996)
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Composed and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Steve Bartek
Mark McKenzie
Edgardo Simone

Conducted by:
Artie Kane
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Polygram Classics
(June 18th, 1996)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. Some of the score also can be heard on the song album (but under different titles).
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Buy it... if you specifically remember Danny Elfman's highly rhythmic, percussive underscore in the film itself.

Avoid it... if you expect either significant use of the original Lalo Schifrin theme or a similar expression of jazzy style in Elfman's score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #228
WRITTEN 9/24/96, REVISED 1/22/06
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Mission: Impossible: (Danny Elfman) In the film that confirmed Tom Cruise as an international action star, director Brian De Palma revises the classic Mission: Impossible television series and produces a hit on screen that would spawn two sequels. In the world of techno-gadgets, the computer has revolutionized the world of espionage, and the 1990's were the time to take advantage of that excitement in De Palma fashion; the lives of super-agents and double-agents benefit well from De Palma's sense of style-over-story, though despite the film's spectacular visual elements, the somewhat incomprehensible story caused many movie-goers to scratch their heads. The labyrinth of character relations, sub-plots, and technological ideas do thankfully yield in the end to sensational chase sequences that saves the film. The emphasis on style over plot is one that would seemingly have translated easily into the musical underscore for the film, but it didn't. Originally writing and recording a score for Mission: Impossible was Alan Silvestri, whose action music is typically strong, though his work for this particular project would turn out to be underwhelming to say the least (some have said that it is among the composer's most mundane works). With Silvestri's score rejected, Tim Burton collaborator Danny Elfman would take his first crack at a full-fledged summer blockbuster score outside the darkness of Burton's cover. His replacement score would reflect a general turn in the direction of his own maturing style, with 1994's Black Beauty serving as the final classically beautiful piece of his early career and 1995 yielding the more electronically unpredictable and stylistic To Die For and Dead Presidents.



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563 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.79 Stars
***** 90 5 Stars
**** 96 4 Stars
*** 120 3 Stars
** 125 2 Stars
* 132 1 Stars
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FVSR Reviews Mission: Impossible
Brendan Cochran - January 13, 2016, at 11:44 a.m.
1 comment  (143 views)
Mission: Impossible Formula
Bruno Costa - November 25, 2010, at 4:42 a.m.
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Additional Orchestrations
N.R.Q. - July 19, 2006, at 12:12 p.m.
1 comment  (2048 views)
Silvestri's effort...   Expand >>
FishBulb - May 1, 2006, at 2:02 p.m.
2 comments  (3267 views)
Newest: May 23, 2006, at 5:16 p.m. by
hewhomustnotbenamed
a great and snazzy score!
hewhomustnotbenamed - April 20, 2006, at 4:58 p.m.
1 comment  (2108 views)
Strike 2!
Ryan - April 12, 2006, at 11:28 a.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 52:28
• 1. Sleeping Beauty (2:28)
• 2. Mission: Impossible Theme* (1:02)
• 3. Red Handed (4:21)
• 4. Big Trouble (5:33)
• 5. Love Theme? (2:21)
• 6. Mole Hunt (3:02)
• 7. The Disc (1:54)
• 8. Max Found (1:02)
• 9. Looking for 'Job' (4:38)
• 10. Betrayal (2:56)
• 11. The Heist (5:46)
• 12. Uh-Oh! (1:28)
• 13. Biblical Revelation (1:33)
• 14. Phone Home (2:25)
• 15. Train Time (4:11)
• 16. Menage A Trois (2:55)
• 17. Zoom A (1:53)
• 18. Zoom B* (2:54)
* Includes original TV theme composed by Lalo Schifrin

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